Should I be aiming for the XL or the original? I just tested my sisters original 3DS, however my right hand felt a bit sore after, but I'm not sure if that's my carpal tunnel, the fact I haven't used a hand held in 4 years or if it's because my hands are just to big for the original. I'd like to save the most money possible, meaning if it is just my carpal tunnel kicking in from typing all day, then I'll grab the original.
EDIT: Oh, and also if you guys wouldn't mind, could you recommend some games? I plan on getting Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, Pokemon X/Y and Mario Kart
I have an original and while it's alright for me, my boyfriend says that when he gets a 3DS, he'll most likely go for the XL. I think if your hands are on the bigger side, go with the XL. I've heard this and that about both versions and they're probably both fine. As for some games, if you're into any of these: Harvest Moon, Resident Evil, Heroes of Ruin, lots of good rhythm games, Code of Princess. I'm waiting for 999 to arrive in the mail, I've heard it's awesome as well as Virtue's Last Reward. Good luck!
Alright, I'll try that. And it's not that my hands are wide, it's like you said, I have really long, boney fingers
You wont like the regular 3DS. Trust me.
I've got the same kinda hands you described, long, boney fingers. When I play a game with the D-Pad, my thumb starts to ache from having to "shorten" the distance my thumb can go due to the position of the D-pad.
I'm upgrading to an XL in the next week.
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